Texas Young Lawyers Association Election

In the Texas Young Lawyers Association election, Britney E. Harrison, of Dallas was elected president-elect and will serve as TYLA president from June 2020 to June 2021. Harrison received 59 percent of the 4,550 votes cast; her opponent, Tim Newman, also of Dallas, received 40 percent.

Britney Harrison is a first-generation college graduate and attorney, born and raised in Austin. She is the younger daughter of Jackie and Richard Harrison. She enjoys spending time with her sister, Brandi; brother-in-law, Reggie; and her favorite person in the world, her nephew Brayden. Britney spent the first five years of her legal career in Austin and then moved to Dallas in 2015.

Britney is a family law attorney at GoransonBain Ausley, PLLC in Dallas. Prior to finding her passion in family law, she was a commercial litigator at a boutique law firm in Austin and an employment law attorney at an international labor and employment law firm in Dallas. Britney thrives on the personal touch of family law. She works to build trust with her clients while guiding them through one of the most difficult times in their lives.

Britney has always had a passion for helping others and enjoys serving in her community. She mentors high school, college, and law students as well as other young lawyers. She is a regular volunteer with Promise House in Dallas, organizing events and activities for the homeless youth staying in the shelter, and teaching English as a second language classes to adult students at Literacy Achieves.

Britney enjoys traveling abroad, game nights with family and friends, and learning to cook plant-based and pescatarian meals. Britney also enjoys spending quiet evenings at home watching reruns of her favorite show, The Golden Girls, and writing fiction novels. Britney is looking forward to serving as TYLA’s future president.

The following individuals were elected to the TYLA Board of Directors:

David R. Hagan, Longview, District 1; Laura Pratt, Lubbock, District 3; Taylor A. Smith, Dallas, District 5, Place 1; Jay Forester, Dallas, District 5, Place 3; Marcos Rosales, Houston, District 6, Place 3; Reginald Wilson, Houston, District 6, Place 5; Jefferson Fisher, Beaumont, District 7; Johnathan Stone, Austin, District 8, Place 1; Jeanine Rispoli, Waco, District 9; Susan F. Smith, Fort Worth, District 10, Place 1; Erin R. Clegg, Frisco, District 11; Lauren Renee Sepulveda, Edinburg, District 13; Brady Pendleton, Stephenville, District 15; Rebecca Patterson Linehan, Midland, District 17; Julia Rubio, Laredo, District 19; Jonathan Zendeh Del, Galveston, District 21.

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